Master of Arts
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM199
The Master of Arts program consists of core research courses, including a thesis, and specialisations that work much as majors do in the Bachelor of Arts. The program currently offers specialisations in:
- International Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Creative Practice in Music (extension pathway only).
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM199 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM199
CRICOS 093075M Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Honours Bachelor degree in the fields of International Studies, Applied Linguistics, Environmental Studies or Creative Practice and Music or equivalent may be eligible for credit arrangements.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $23,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Academic, Accompanist, Administrative Assistant, Band Musician, Ministerial Adviser, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Teacher, Musician, Natural Resource Planner, Classroom Music Teacher, Non Government Organisation Worker, Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Public Servant, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Economist, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Resource Management, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, ...
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Degree StructureThe Master of Arts uses a variety of teaching approaches, from face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops to blended learning. Small group learning and regular close contact with research active academics are embedded across the program.
Students complete 12 units worth of core courses in their chosen discipline, and a capstone thesis also worth 12 units, which allows students to pursue their interests in greater depth.
Unique to this degree is a 6 unit internship that provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an organisation related to their career aspirations. Students take elective courses from outside of their discipline area to develop cross-disciplinary thinking and the ability to apply it to solve complex problems.
Areas of Specialisation
Creative Practice in Music
The Creative Practice in Music specialisation in the Master of Arts will equip students with practical, theoretical and conceptual tools to enter the world of music in the 21st century as a creative artist. This program focuses on the use of digital technology across the fields of sonic art, sound design and composition, including the application to contemporary media such as film and games. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of different approaches, both individual and collaborative, and styles from popular to experimental, in compiling a professional portfolio of creative work.
Develop an understanding of the principles and practice of environmental policy, planning and governance. Students will address how global warming, water shortages, deforestation and the like are to be managed. Responding effectively to environmental problems involves far more than the application of scientific knowledge, or the ‘top-down’ regulation of people and their environments. Government policies must be negotiated with, and implemented through, diverse private-sector agents and a differentiated civil society. Managing environmental problems therefore entails a new set of approaches, including government, public-private partnerships, economic tools and incentives, democratic decentralisation and risk management. The program addresses how the signature environmental issues of our time are to be managed; now and into the future.
The Master of Arts specialisation in International Studies provides an opportunity to explore the character of the contemporary world and gain an advanced understanding of the key issues and debates in international politics. The program covers a wide range of teaching and research, including strategic and security studies; contemporary international thought; gender perspectives in international relations; international political economy; issues of equity and inequality in the international sphere; power, culture and communication; and Asian studies and European studies.
AssessmentAll courses employ e-learning methods such as recorded lectures, online provision of materials, the creative use of the University’s Learning Management System (wikis, blogs etc), e-submission and e-marking where appropriate. Assessment approaches provide regular feedback, both formative and summative, and peer and self-assessment tasks simulate real-world requirements for the successful achievement of set tasks.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017